Human Nature and Self Design

Jungert M, Bauer R, Schleidgen S, Sandow V (2011)

Publication Language: English

Publication Type: Edited Volume

Subtype: Book

Publication year: 2011

Publisher: Mentis

City/Town: Münster

ISBN: 978-3897857339


"What is human nature?" is considered to be one of the key questions of anthropology. Throughout history, anthropologists have interpreted this question in different ways and often inferred moral conclusions from their answers. Such discussions about anthropological statements and their moral dimension gain new importance when we think about possibilities of self design brought to us by modern biotechniques. Human traits, so far conceived as unchangeable, are now subject to individual design. For that reason, the traditional questions about human nature and its moral significance have to be reconsidered in new ways.

This anthology attempts to clarify some of the problems emerging in this context by reconsidering modern concepts of human nature as broadly as possible. It includes a wide spectrum of aspects concerning human nature and its implications for self design, starting with the discussion of anthropological aspects and extending to embedding present and future biotechniques into ethical analysis.

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Jungert, M., Bauer, R., Schleidgen, S., & Sandow, V. (Eds.) (2011). Human Nature and Self Design. Münster: Mentis.


Jungert, Michael, et al, eds. Human Nature and Self Design. Münster: Mentis, 2011.

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